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Jim Dunn

Affiliate Scientist

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES McMaster
  • Populations & Public Health Research Program

905-525-9140 Ext. 23832


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  • PhD, Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • MA, Geography, McMaster University
  • BASc, Arts & Science, McMaster University

Research Focus

  • Social determinants of health

Other Affiliations

  • Chair and Professor, Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University
  • Director, McMaster Institute for Healthier Environments
  • Senator William McMaster Chair in Urban Health Equity, McMaster University
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
  • Editor in Chief, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board for Housing, Theory and Society, Social Science and Medicine, and Health Reports

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health System Research Fund

    2013-2016: Dr. Jim Dunn was awarded $1.9M by the ministry for "Healthier built environments: an oppportunity for innovation in mental health and obesity policy." This program builds on evidence that links features of the built environment to enhanced physical activity, healthy body weights and positive mental health, especially for vulnerable populations.

  • CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health

    2008-2014: Awarded to Dr. Jim Dunn for his program of research on Interventions in "Residential Neighbourhoods and Population Health."

Recent ICES Publications